Jump Events in History



2003 Death - Gordon Jump, actor, WKRP, dies at 71

1997 Death - Laura "Dinky" Patterson, dies bungee jump at Superbowl rehearsal at 43

1991 Event - Mike Powell of U.S., sets then long jump record at 29' 4 " (8.95m)

1991 Event - Charles Austin breaks U.S. high jump record at 7'10 "

1990 Event - Li Hui Rong of China sets triple jump woman's record (47'8 ")

1989 Event - Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan

1988 Event - Galina Chistyakova of U.S.S.R. sets long jump woman's record (24"8")

1987 Event - Stefka Kostadonova of Bulgaroa sets high jump woman's record (6'10")

1987 Event - Jackie Joyner-Kersee ties world record with 24'5 " jump

1987 Event - Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden set a new world record in high jump

1986 Event - Kurt Browning (Canada) becomes 1st skater to land a quadruple jump

1985 Event - Igor Paklin of U.S.S.R. set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12

1985 Event - Rudolf Povarnitsin of U.S.S.R. sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)

1985 Event - Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11 ") in Indianapolis quadruple bogies 5th hole and never recovers

1985 Event - Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'

1984 Event - Carl Lewis wins 2nd (long jump) of 4 gold medals in Summer Olympics

1983 Event - Zhu Jianhau (China) sets high jump record at 7'9 3/4"

1983 Event - Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14

1982 Event - Trevor Baxter sets skateboard high jump record of 5' 5.7"

1980 Event - Gerd Wessig of East Germany set high jump record

1980 Event - Joe Darby does a standing long jump of 12'5"

1980 Event - Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"

1980 Event - Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")

1980 Event - Longest jump by a jet boat is set at 120'

1975 Event - Anita Wold (Norway) sets women's ski jump distance record-98 m

1971 Birthday - Konstantin Matoussevich, Israel, Men's high jump, 1996 Olympics

1970 Event - Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma

1970 Event - Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053' Royal George Bridge in Colorado

1968 Event - Bob Beamon of USA sets long jump record (29'2 ") in Mexico City

1968 Event - Bob Beamon sets indoor long jump record (27' 2.75")

1968 Event - Jeffrey Kramer survives 76-m jump, Washington Bridge, Hudson River New York

1968 Event - Evel Knievel fails in his attempt to jump Caesar's Palace Fountain

1967 Event - Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of U.S.S.R., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"

1967 Birthday - Michael Bendetti, actor, Officer Tony McCann-21 Jump Street

1967 Birthday - Rogel Nachum, Israel, Men's triple jump, 1996 Olympics

1966 Birthday - Peter DeLuise, born in Hollywood, California, actor, 21 Jump Street, seaQuest DSV

1965 Event - Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"

1965 Event - O Kommissarova (U.S.S.R.) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')

1965 Birthday - Richard Grieco, born in Waterton, New York, actor, 21 Jump Street, Booker

1964 Birthday - Holly Robinson, Philadelphia, actress, 21 Jump Street

1964 Event - Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 "

1964 Birthday - Rosie Perez, born in Brooklyn, actress, Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump

1964 Event - Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 3"

1963 Birthday - Johnny Depp, born in Queensboro, Kentucky, actor, 21 Jump Street, Ed Wood

1962 Birthday - Dustin Nguyen, born in Saigon, Vietnam, actor, Harry-21 Jump Street

1962 Event - Igor Ter-Ovanesyan of U.S.S.R., sets then long jump record at 27' 3"

1962 Event - Donald Jackson of Canada, is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump

1961 Event - Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 2"

1961 Event - Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' "

1960 Event - Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 26' 11"

1957 Birthday - Jodi Anderson, born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. long jump champ, 1978-81

1956 Event - Charles Dumas, makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, California

1955 Birthday - Alex Van Halen, Nijmegen, born in Netherlands, rock drummer, Van Halen-1984, Jump

1952 Event - Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition

1949 Event - Benjamin Britten's Jump Symphony, premieres

1948 Event - New York City subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents

1944 Event - RAF Sergeant Nickolas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet without a parachute

1942 Event - 1st nylon parachute jump, Hartford Ct-Adeline Gray

1942 Birthday - Lynn Davies, born in Nantymoel, Wales, 'Lynn the Leap', long jumper, captain, Britain's Olympic long jump team 1964, won Olympic gold medal

1942 Event - Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"

1941 Death - Annie Jump Cannon, U.S. astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77

1937 Birthday - Helmut Recknagel, born in Germany, 90m ski jump, Gold Medal 1960 Olympics

1935 Event - Jessie Owens of U.S., sets then long jump record at 26' 8"

1932 Birthday - Gordon Jump, born in Dayton, Ohio, actor, Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains

1931 Event - Chuhei Numbu of Japan, sets then long jump record at 26' 2"

1929 Birthday - Hugo Raes, Flemish writer, Horses Jump and Fresh Sea

1928 Event - Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26' "

1928 Event - Edward Hamm of U.S., sets then long jump record at 25' 11"

1925 Event - William DeHart Hubbard of U.S., sets long jump record at 25' 10 3/4"

1924 Event - Robert LeGendre of U.S., sets then long jump record at 25' 5 "

1921 Event - Edward Gourdin of U.S., sets then long jump record at 25' 2 3/4"

1919 Event - 1st jump with Army Air Corp (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)

1919 Event - Leslie Irvin of U.S. makes 1st parachute jump and free fall

1914 Event - Ford Motor Co wages jump from $2.40/9-hour day to $5.00/8-hour day

1913 Event - St. Louis Browns manager George Stovall is 1st to jump to Federal League

1913 Event - Frenchman Pegoud makes 1st parachute jump in Europe

1912 Event - Albert Berry made the 1st parachute jump from an airplane

1912 Event - Captain Albert Berry performs 1st parachute jump from an airplane

1912 Event - Albert Berry makes 1st parachute jump from an airplane

1909 Event - Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years

1901 Event - Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"

1885 Event - Sarah Ann Henley survives 76-m jump from Clifton Bridge, Avon, Engl

1876 Event - 1st Belgian parachute jump (Glorieux)

1876 Event - 1st record high jump over 6' (Marshall Jones Brooks)

1863 Birthday - Annie Jump Cannon, U.S., stellar spectroscopist, Harvard-classification

1819 Event - 1st parachute jump in U.S.

1797 Event - Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute jump from balloon (Paris)